MAN from U.N.C.L.E. – 1

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I’m sure I wasn’t the only 007 geek who was delighted to learn that NBC was going to have a spy show back in the 60’s. Though the series looks a big clunky today, “Man From UNCLE” was the stuff of dreams to my teenaged mind. Thus, I saved every scrap of paper I could find on the show. I cut out newspaper articles and even photos from teen magazines. I also wrote a fan letter and got a response. Now it’s time to scan all this stuff and share it with you. “Sherman, to the WayBack Machine.”

In no particular order…. an article from TV Guide (date unknown).

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From the Detroit Free Press.



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A TV Guide review. July 1, 1967

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“Sophisticated Beatle??”

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More to come…!






Here’s some City Reference for Cape Suzette – most of it from motion picture stills.

I don’t think we ever used an observatory setting, but we should have.

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Love this set. City Ref 2017-09-22-0002.jpg

Reference for Shere Kahn’s office? City Ref 2017-09-22-0003.jpg City Ref 2017-09-22-0004.jpg City Ref 2017-09-22-0005.jpg City Ref 2017-09-22-0006.jpg

A fun scene from Chaplin’s MODERN TIMES. City Ref 2017-09-22-0007.jpg

Hard to make out… but this is a bathroom. City Ref 2017-09-22-0008.jpg City Ref 2017-09-22-0009.jpg

I’ll bet Rebecca would like to live here. City Ref 2017-09-22-0010.jpg City Ref 2017-09-22-0011.jpg

Just terrific.

More stuff tomorrow.


All right, here are the last of the props. I really love the style of these reference photos. Props Ref 2017-09-22-0018.jpg

One of the reasons I like this time period is because the gadgets were BIG! Today you can blow up the world with the touch of a button, but back in the mid-30’s you had to use giant switches!! Check out the humongous wachamacallit. Props Ref 2017-09-22-0019.jpg Props Ref 2017-09-22-0020.jpg

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Some radios to listen to “Danger Woman” on. Props Ref 2017-09-22-0022.jpg Props Ref 2017-09-22-0023.jpg

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I remember vacuums like these. Indestructible!!! Props Ref 2017-09-22-0025.jpg

Some brilliant Cape Suzette gizmos. (Artist unknown.) Props Ref 2017-09-22-0026.jpg

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That’s it for the props, folks. Next up… CITY REFERENCE!







Time for some more TALE SPIN prop reference.

Wow, look at THIS luxury plane. It’s like a flying cruise ship. Hey, we should have done an episode like that!

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Variations on the Sea Duck.

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I really like the one-seater in the lower left. Lots of window and just one propellor (behind the pilot). Props Ref 2017-09-22-0012.jpg Props Ref 2017-09-22-0013.jpg Props Ref 2017-09-22-0014.jpg

We didn’t use many trains in the TV show, but I really like this propellor driven engine. Props Ref 2017-09-22-0015.jpg Props Ref 2017-09-22-0016.jpg Props Ref 2017-09-22-0017.jpg

OK, onto Props part 3 next.